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Keyboard Concertos - Released May 15, 2015 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Solo Piano - Released November 3, 2014 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Classical - Released September 6, 2011 | harmonia mundi

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This 2011 Harmonia Mundi release of major piano works by Manuel de Falla is largely filled with solo keyboard pieces, but the main selection, Noches en los jardines de España, is a concerto-like composition for piano and orchestra that is the literal and figurative centerpiece of the program. While Spanish pianist Javier Perianes performs the Cuatro piezas españolas, the Fantasia bætica, Homenaje ("Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy"), and Pour le tombeau de Paul Dukas with great élan, taking care to sustain a light, impressionistic atmosphere, and offers the Canción, Nocturno, Mazurka, and Serenata andaluza almost in the spirit of encores, his brilliant playing in Noches is most impressive and memorable. Supported by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Josep Pons, Perianes dazzles in his part, and the mixture of his sparkling playing with the orchestra's delicate and lush sonorities is quite seductive. While it is likely that listeners will derive much pleasure from the solo pieces and glean a better awareness of Falla's styles and methods, it is Noches that they will return to repeatedly and hear with delight every time. The sound quality of the album is consistently clear and vibrant, and Harmonia Mundi's production values are superb.
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Classical - Released November 4, 2013 | harmonia mundi

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Quintets - Released November 6, 2015 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Classical - Released September 11, 2012 | harmonia mundi

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Solo Piano - Released November 30, 2018 | harmonia mundi

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On the dawn of his fortieth birthday, the Spanish pianist Javier Perianes should be more than proud of his dazzling career. Among the places that regularly welcome him we find Carnegie Hall, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Philharmonie de Paris, Gewandhaus in Leipzig and La Roque d'Anthéron. Barenboim and Larrocha were his masters. He is particularly fond of the great French repertoire of Debussy and Ravel, though he never focuses solely on them - his previous recordings have taken him to Beethoven, Mompou, Schubert or Granados. Here, he remains in the French world with Debussy's Book I from Preludes and his three Estampes, the composer’s piano masterpiece, which Perianes distils with immense instrumental colour, breathing, contrasts and a magnificent violence that counterbalances a crystal clearness at every moment, as requested by the score. © SM/Qobuz
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Classical - Released March 4, 2011 | harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released June 12, 2012 | harmonia mundi

Catalan composer Federico Mompou wrote four volumes of brief, aphoristic piano pieces called Música callada, or Music of silence, between 1959 and 1967. He seemed to inhabit a musical world of his own, indifferent or hostile to many of the conventions of western music, particularly Germanic music, which he described as "phonorrhea," with an excess of padding, ponderous development, and numbing redundancies. His aesthetic is similar in some ways to Satie's, and their works have some similarities, particularly the use of a simple, but unconventional tonal language that is not shy of dissonance. Mompou's music is notable for the simplicity and clarity of its content and its expression -- there are no wasted or unnecessary notes. It is almost all very quiet music and has a rhythmic fluidity that often obscures a sense of pulse. As a child, the composer grew up near his grandfather's bell factory, and he traced his musical aesthetic to the experience of hearing the bells. Many of the sonorities in Música callada can indeed best be described as bell-like. Spanish pianist Javier Perianes plays with an unmannered delicacy and a self-effacing directness that honor the ephemeral character of these pieces and allows their poetry to blossom. The sound is absolutely clear and captures the intimacy of the music.
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Classical - Released January 26, 2018 | harmonia mundi

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Bartók’s last two orchestral masterpieces, written in exile in the United States, are presented here; two “concertos”, one for solo piano, the other for full orchestra, hence its distinctive name of Concerto for Orchestra. Granted Bartók isn’t the first to have used such a title: it can be found as soon as 1925 with Hindemith, in 1931 with Malipiero, in 37 with Casella, and two years later with Kodály. Composed in one go during an unexpected remission from leukaemia, from August to October 1943, Concerto for Orchestra is the Hungarian’s only orchestral work of such scale. Fascinating in its musical hedonism and virtuosity required from each musician, this work serves as a summary for Bartók’s career. It explores the composer’s favourite writing styles as well as the folklores that have inspired him, from Central Europe to Arabic music. It also reveals the richness of Bartókian harmonics, ranging from the diatonic and modal clarity of popular music to a bitter yet always lyric chromaticism. As for Piano Concerto No. 3, it was almost completed before the composer’s death: only the orchestration of the last seventeen measures was missing. It is the only piano piece Bartók didn’t compose on his own initiative, but for his wife Ditta Pásztory – who never had the heart to play it… With Javier Perianes on the piano, conductor Pablo Heras-Casado gives life to this concerto for orchestra with ardour and clarity, thus restoring all of its modernity. © SM/Qobuz
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Classical - Released August 26, 2016 | harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released March 31, 2017 | harmonia mundi

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Nine years after his 2008 Harmonia Mundi album of Schubert's Impromptus, Javier Perianes returns to this composer for his 2017 CD of the Piano Sonata in B flat major, D. 960, and the Piano Sonata in A major, D. 664. The style of playing here is decidedly Romantic, and Perianes gives his Schubert plenty of rubato and dynamic flexibility to emphasize the lyrical aspects of the music over its driving motor rhythms or arresting dramatic contrasts. Perianes' robust tone and high energy also contribute to the Romantic impression, and his approach will appeal to traditionalists who prefer their Schubert interpretations to be closer to Schumann in feeling and texture. The reproduction is clean and full in the recording of D. 960, but sounds of breathing are rather pronounced in the performance of D. 664 and more than a little distracting in the quiet Andante.
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Classical - Released January 31, 2008 | harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released August 15, 2006 | Almaviva